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The new MacBook Pro 15-inch models set all-new benchmarks for Mac notebooks. The 15-inch MacBook Pro feature Intel Core i5 processors, which boost performance up to 50 percent(1) and reach Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.33GHz. Next-generation NVIDIA graphics bring high performance to everything from 3D games to photos and videos. And the built-in battery lasts up to 10 hours (8 to 9 hours on the 15-inch models).(2) (1) Up to 50 percent faster compared with previous-generation MacBook Pro. (2) Testing conducted by Apple in March 2010 using preproduction 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo–based 13-inch MacBook Pro, 2.66GHz Intel Core i7–based 15-inch MacBook Pro, and 2.53GHz Intel Core i5–based 17-inch MacBook Pro. Battery life depends on configuration and use. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information. The wireless productivity test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing various websites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50%.
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Date First Available
April 13, 2010
Warranty & Support
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At first glance, it my MacBook Pro came in great condition. However, when I began to use it, I noticed an account was already logged in, which I needed a password for. In other words, the laptop was not completely wiped clean before it was sent to me. I had to restart/reboot the whole thing myself which was a bit of a process. A bit tedious and unnecessary, considering it should have been done before it was shipped to me, but in the end not that big of a deal. I've had it for about a week now and I can have multiple tabs and programs open simultaneously without a problem. After about an hour or so of usage I notice that the base of the laptop gets pretty hot and it starts to make a lot of noise which isn't too ideal if you want to bring your Mac with you to lectures, etc. like myself. All in all, I'm satisfied with my purchase and the price was fantastic for what I received! If you're really looking to get a MacBook as opposed to a PC and you're a bit tight on $, this will definitely work. However, if you're debating between buying this or getting a brand new PC, I suggest going with the brand new PC.
I purchased this on a wednesday, and to my surprise received it the following saturday. It was wrapped very well, to keep if from damage. The laptop itself was in very good condition, almost like new except for the rubber feet that were missing from the bottom and the power adapter was a little dirty (which was described in the product description, so I was fully aware of what condition it was in before I purchased it.) . I'm still giving it a little time though before I say that it is without technical problems as I've only had it for one day and can't say definitively that it is without technical problems. At the present moment though, everything seems to be in great working condition.
Great laptop, not the biggest Mac fan or hater out there more in the neutral zone. This laptop overall is a great piece of tech, runs great and is in great condition. For being owned by someone else prior to me and being a 4-5 year old laptop it still works as if it was new. Runs a decent amount of games at a stable 30 FPS in most of them, great speed on web, starts up pretty quick. Overall one of the better laptop's Ive purchased.
I bought this mainly for app development, graphic design and some light/medium gaming. I have yet to fully get a chance to run any programs for app development or any design programs to see how it runs them but being that it runs games fine and the specs are at or above the recommended it should have no problem running most of the necessary programs.
I recently purchased the Macbook Pro 15" 2.4GHz i5 2010 edition to replace an aged 2006 Sony VAIO. I had previously owned a Macintosh around 15 years ago, so I had a working knowledge of what I was getting into. Above all, the Macbook Pro sold me on its unibody aluminum design, long-lasting battery life and a change from the Windows operating system. I have owned the Macbook Pro for about a month and it is truly one of the most fantastic computers I have owned (and I've owned many in past years, all Windows). I've broken down some aspects of the computer below:
Construction & Design: The Macbook Pro is a unibody design that is cut from a solid piece of aluminum. This means there are not any battery compartments, memory compartments or openings as you find on most laptops. While this means you cannot change the battery on the fly, the computer is solid and doesn't buckle (or feel like it may buckle). The aluminum also helps to keep the computer cool by rapidly dissipating heat across the entire body; in fact, the metal exterior can be cool to the touch despite running for hours.
Display & Graphics: There seems to be some debate over the glossy blacklight LED display of the Macbook Pro line, especially in terms of glare. There is a distinct reflection from the monitor if viewing something dark. Under normal conditions I did not find this to be an issue whatsoever, especially if you turn up the monitor brightness. The display does look fantastic and images have an extra "pop" as Apple spokespeople claim. Take a look at one in an Apple Store or Best Buy if you want to see it in person. As far as the high-resolution and matte upgrades, the average consumer won't gain much benefit versus a professional photographer, graphic designer or film editor.
Trackpad & Keyboard: The Macbook trackpad is phenomenal and is truly sets apart the Macbook line from PCs. The trackpad utilizes multi-touch allowing the user to scroll through pages using only two fingers. Swipe back and forth to quickly navigate webpages or pinch and pull to adjust text size or zoom functions. The trackpad itself is massive allowing for a great deal of hand movement compared to most laptops. Still, you'll probably want to invest in a regular mouse, especially if you are Windows inclined for right click features. The keyboard has backlighting which means the keys light up in dark conditions, but I find this to be more of a novelty feature that I never use. The keys have a soft plastic feel and they are easy to type on even for hours at a time.
Power & Performance: The battery life of the Macbook is unbelievable. Then again, I came from a laptop that could only hold two hours of battery life, this Macbook averages 8 to 9. Not quite the levels advertised, but far beyond what I need for a typical day. With the i5 chip, I find that everything is snappy and responsive. Startup takes less than 30 seconds. The only downside is the default hard drive installed, it runs at only 5400 RPM. This is noticeable to the point that the processor easily outperforms the hard drive to the point of creating a bottleneck. But there's always the option to upgrade the hard drive to 7200 RPM or an SSD.
Cons: Relatively slow hard drive compared to processor speed & price of the machine Two USB ports placed very close to one another, one can be easily blocked and inaccessible
Overall: The Macbook Pro 2010 is a five star product. As a dominant Windows user, I found the OS to be highly intuitive and easy to use from the beginning. Even activating the Apple one year limited warranty was a breeze given most PC manufacturers. The only downside I see with the machine is the hard drive as I touched on above; it is a shame that such an expensive and well-built machine is limited by the speed of the HDD to the point that the user can notice the problem. Aside from this and the minor USB issue, the computer is a fantastic purchase that is well worth the extra dollars. If you're concerned about buying from Amazon or Apple directly, Amazon sells only the base units and only Apple can officially customize the machine. That said, the base unit is more than enough for most users and only a few will seek 8GB of RAM, high-resolution matte display or iWork pre-installed. If you're in search of a laptop, the Macbook Pro is a great option.
Bought mine from seller named Open Electronics. Laptop would randomly reboot frequently. Had to spend several hundred dollars to replace main board, seller would not reply to any emails. Before of seller. Laptop isn't bad though.
I loved this MacBook Pro, but unfortunately it had a bad logic board and kept crashing and rebooting at random. Seller was great and worked with me and finally took it back for full refund. Too bad cause it is a really nice laptop - other than the rebooting problem. I figured I would hop over to the Apple Store and see about purchasing a new MacBook Pro but they no longer offers this model so I can't even purchase it new, and I don't need the newer Retina Display model with SSD drive which just hikes up the price tag and isn't needed IMO.
Too bad Apple doesn't allow their customers to custom build a MacBook Pro to their needs rather than sticking their customer with what they think they need. Apple says they are all about taking care of their customers, but seems it's their way or the highway. Crappy way to sell products IMO.